Indiatimes’ Active Deals service has now come up with a new service that allows mobile users to browse and request deals in their desired city via SMS, IVR and WAP.
It is beneficial both for customers on the lookout for deals and discounts, and for producers who want to carve a niche for themselves in this competitive market.
An Indiatimes spokesperson said, “Currently this service is available in 25 cities across India and has eight categories like wine and dine, entertainment, travel, books etc from which users can choose.”
He added, “The main objective of Active Deals was to introduce a mobile platform that becomes one of the largest market places for all the deals and discounts available across different brands, categories and cities.”
This service can be accessed via SMS, IVR, WAP, and also through web.
Daily alerts can be received by Messaging SUB
The spokesperson further said, “Within six months we will be launching this service in 15 more cities and within two months we will also be launching an App for it.”
Active Deals provides a number of benefits to customers along with attractive deals and discounts.
Every mobile customer (with or without GPRS access) can request and receive mcoupons via SMS for which no online payment (credit/debit card or net banking) is required. They don’t even need to print a discount coupon while claiming discounts; they simply need a mobile phone, and can request a deal via SMS and then show the mcoupon SMS at the dealer’s outlet.
Users can browse by city or category of their choice through SMS, IVR, WAP and the web. Active Deals also allows users to download as many coupons as he/she wants for free. No other discount website offers this.